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Unofficial 2012 hits campus

UPDATED 8 a.m. Saturday 

CHAMPAIGN — Police reported that alcohol and other violations at the Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day celebration on campus were down from   last year's event.

Preliminary numbers released early Saturday put the number of tickets written at 289, down from 364 in 2011.

Not everyone drinks on Unofficial

URBANA — Students seeking altered states of mind but who aren't exactly the keg-stand sort still had an opportunity to chill out with friends on Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.

UI disputes Troyer's statement

Spokesman: The investigation was fair; no confidentiality agreement exists

URBANA — The University of Illinois investigation into anonymous emails and its conclusion — that they were sent to faculty leaders from the laptop of former chief of staff Lisa Troyer — was rigorous and independent, contrary to statements recently made by Troyer, a university spokesman said.

UI Flash Index hits 99.2

URBANA — The Illinois economy — as measured by growth in state tax receipts — seems to be perking along.

The University of Illinois flash index increased to its highest point in more than three years, reaching 99.2 in February, according to the UI's Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

Elevator belt or motor caused smoke at Hendrick House

URBANA — A defective belt or motor on an elevator caused a lot of smoke but no fire in an Urbana dormitory Friday morning.

Urbana firefighters were called to the Hendrick House, 904 W. Green St., shortly after 9 a.m.

Chief Mike Dilley characterized the call as a "kind of a minor incident that generated quite a bit of smoke."

Tensions spill out in UI emails

President Hogan complained about coach's contract, bowl game trip

URBANA — Newly released emails shed further light on strains between University of Illinois President Michael Hogan and Chancellor Phyllis Wise, this time over two athletic issues.

Police try to forecast Unofficial revelers' behavior

CHAMPAIGN — Police say weather has been a good indicator of what kind of problems they will face on Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.

But if this year's forecast holds true, the party might be as unpredictable as the storms.

University of Illinois response to Lisa Troyer statement

Statement from Thomas Hardy, executive director of the office for university relations, University of Illinois:

Statement by Lisa Troyer

Following is a statement by Lisa Troyer, former chief of staff to University of Illinois President Michael Hogan.

Plan would link university administrators' pay to tuition

SPRINGFIELD — Upset over annual public university tuition increases, state Rep. Monique Davis, D-Chicago, wanted to do something about it: Enact a corresponding percentage cut in the salaries of top university administrators.